Our estate Chardonnay has brilliant aromas of golden apple, apricot, pear, lime, and a hint of orange zest and cardamon. A layer of citrus and tropical fruit flavors melt into vibrant acidity and linger long in the seductive finish. Delectable oak notes such as brioche, creme brulee, and caramel add depth and complexity.
This blend consists of Clone 4 and Dijon Clone 76. All grapes were picked by hand at the peak of ripeness. The whole clusters were gently pressed using a Champagne program and the juice was racked into 100% new French oak barrels for fermentation. The yeast lees were hand stirred monthly to enhance the rich, creamy mouthfeel. After completion of secondary fermentation, the wine was aged sur lees (on the yeast) for 14 months.